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|Data Element Name: Discharge Hour||File Location: Master, De-Identified|
|SPARCS Data Element Number: 17|
|Record Positions: 94 - 95||Format-Length: A/N - 2|
|Effective Date: 1/1/1994||Revision Date:|
|Deniable Data Element: No|
The hour when the patient was discharged or death occurred.Codes and Values:
- Must have been right justified and zero filled.
- The hour must have been recorded in whole numbers, disregarding minutes, in accordance with the Admission/Discharge Hour Code Table in Appendix B.
- Must have been a valid entry.